COM3508 - Emerging Technologies in Multimodal Communication

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Media and Communication
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2020/21
Semester A 2021/22 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course provides an introduction to emerging communication technologies, such as mobile and wearable devices, drones, Internet of Things, social networking sites, and virtual reality, and examines how individuals interact with and communicate using the technologies, with a focus on their varying impacts on communication processes and outcomes. Specific goals of this course are:

To provide a sense of backgrounds, histories, origins, characteristics, functionalities, and unique properties of new(er) communication technologies

To develop critical thinking and analysis skills for examining the impact of emerging technologies and predicting their future developments

To apply existing communication theories, research findings, and gained knowledge to research areas of emerging technologies and develop hypotheses regarding the technologies’ positive and negative impacts on communication and communicative behavior

To have students engage in a series of hands-on exercises that are designed to familiarize them with new technologies

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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